I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English rōwan; akin to Middle High German rüejen to row, Latin remus oar Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. to propel a boat by means of oars 2. to move by or as if by the propulsion of oars transitive verb 1. a. to propel with or as if with oars b. (1) to participate in (a rowing match) (2) to compete against in rowing (3) to pull (an oar) in a crew 2. to transport in an oar-propelled boat • rower noun II. noun Date: 1832 an act or instance of rowing III. noun Etymology: Middle English rawe; akin to Old English rǣw row, Old High German rīga line, and perhaps to Sanskrit rikhati he scratches Date: 13th century 1. a number of objects arranged in a usually straight line <
a row of bottles
; also the line along which such objects are arranged <
planted the corn in parallel rows
2. a. way, street b. a street or area dominated by a specific kind of enterprise or occupancy <
doctors' row
3. twelve-tone row 4. a. a continuous strip usually running horizontally or parallel to a baseline b. a horizontal arrangement of items IV. transitive verb Date: 1657 to form into rows V. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1746 a noisy disturbance or quarrel VI. intransitive verb Date: 1797 to engage in a row ; have a quarrel

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